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#2526575 NHL Draft 2014: Rounds 2-7 **MOD WARNING POST 51**

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 28 June 2014 - 11:31 AM

Holland failing to make room for improvements on the NHL roster. Still have too many forwards, s***ty D. No room for UFA's. Failing to trade Kindl, Andersson. He will just kick tires for the rest of his career. He absolutely disappointed Red Wings Nation again thus far. Sure his drafts were solid, but Detroit as a NHL team still sucks. Get ready for Q and Alfie to come back when no UFA of any value wants to come here after Holland, once again, fails to make his team a more attractive place to play. Pathetic. " But, but, were Detroit, everyone wants to play here...for pennies. "

 

Holy geeze, relax.  We haven't even hit Free Agency yet.... trades are still possible.  He set meetings up with Niskanen, Boyle, and an unnamed forward.  He can't sign anyone until Tuesday.  Why don't we wait until later in the summer to make judgements on how the upcoming season may look.  It's laughable how worked up some people get.  




#2526338 NHL Draft 2014: First Round

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 27 June 2014 - 07:33 PM

Larkin, Rich or him would be really nice

 

Fabbri, McCann, Tuch, Milano, Larkin, DeAngelo




#2526023 Kane and Toews both asking for $12M per year

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 27 June 2014 - 12:01 AM

Whats the alternative letting them walk and go back to penny pinching? The truth is both will get their money it's either from the Hawks or someone else. Save for Crosby, Stamkos there is not one player I would taker over Toews guy just has the intangibles. Kane on the other hand to me is not worth that much but the market dictates the prices. Like I said both would get maximum terms from their hometown teams so their asking offer is already 2 million underpaid I don't think they are going to go even more down maybe 11 but even that might be pushing it

 

The alternative is them, as "team" players, not handcuffing their team and not asking for a ludicrous amount of money.  It's not about the Hawks, of course they won't let them walk, but the onus lies with the player and agent.   




#2526017 Kane and Toews both asking for $12M per year

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 26 June 2014 - 11:06 PM

I get that if you can make more money, then you should try and make more money, but they are complete morons if they are honestly asking for 12 million a season each.  No matter the cap, this will handcuff their team and, in the end, make them less competitive than they can be.  So, I guess what I'm saying is, I hope Chicago is foolish enough to give them what they're asking for.




#2523110 Kesler still wants a trade.....

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 07 June 2014 - 10:53 AM

The price tag will still be too high, unless they are willing to take Franzen as the main piece.




#2425680 Players of Interest

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 04 July 2013 - 12:11 AM

http://www.mlive.com...oratory_ta.html

 

So it appears we are exploring the following forward options:

 

1. Stephen Weiss

2. Mike Ribiero

3. Matt Cullen

4. Jerome Iginla

 

And on defense:

 

1. Andrew Ference

2. Marek Zidlicky

 

The thought is that if they acquire a defensemen this off-season, Quincey will probably be dealt.  I'm sure this is music to many ears, if winding up true.  I'm not sure I'd like Zidlicky, but I do like the idea of Ference, being that he is a steady  stay at home that could mentor some of the youth.  I'd like him over Quincey for sure.

 

Kronwall - Ericsson

Kindl - DeKeyser

Ference - Smith

Lashoff

 

 

 




#2425120 Buffalo fielding calls for Vanek

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 02 July 2013 - 09:34 PM

http://www.thefourth.../buf130702.html

 

Holland and Regier are tight, so hopefully we can make something work with this.  Tatar and Tootoo for Vanek... as a starting point, I know we'd probably need to part with more than that.




#2424640 Tim Thomas watch 2013

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 02 July 2013 - 10:56 AM

Calling it, he'll go to Philly.




#2379194 Could Kenny be working on something HUGE?

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 03 April 2013 - 09:55 AM

Yeah... Ovi is slated to make $9,538,462 annually through 2020-21

 

Somehow I don't see Holland trying to make that deal, since we've never been about super-bloated contracts.  And I'm completely fine with that.  



What irritates me the most is that standing pat is fine if you've got a good team, but when your team has been woefully inadequate for the last four years, how do you justify doing nothing?  Holland says "we like our team".  I respond...why?  They've continuously gotten worse and proved nothing when it matters. 

 

What's to like?  They aren't as bad as Calgary or Columbus? 

 

Aren't we supposed to aim a little higher than that in "Hockeytown"?

 

I think it's been rebranded to "Little Caesartown"




#2367979 4 Forwards that are/may be available, that help us:

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 12 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

Stafford of course would be the best option and Holland has a strong relationship with Regier.  I wouldn't mind Kulemin as well, seeing if he'd form good chemistry with Datsyuk.  I like the idea of Dubinsky, but only if we replaced Abdelkader with him.  Not like Hornqvist due to his lack of size.




#2367975 Stafford available.......

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 12 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

As stated before, I would bring Stafford here and one of Regehr/Leopold.  It is a no-brainer.  A defensive defenseman and a right handed shooter.




#2358251 Holland looking around

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 20 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

I personally am indifferent about Bouwmeester coming here.  I'm not sure how I feel about it, but at this point, will it truly hurt the team?  He's playing stronger this year than he has in the past few and I don't think it's a stretch to think it's because of new coaching.  

 

I also feel that Babchuk hasn't been given a fair shake yet and has some pretty solid upside.  He put together a good season in Carolina and in Calgary each, but then seems to get the stick after for some reason.  He's a d-man who has good size, can put the puck in the net, and his a righty.  Why not go for a low-risk, high-reward type situation (as discussed above).  

 

Who else might Holland target?  Who fits the secondary scoring help?

 

Defensemen with expiring contracts:

 

 - Visnovsky (36)

 - Hainsey (31)

 - Streit (35)

 - Regehr (32)

 - Whitney (30)

 - Scuderi (34)

 - Leopold (32)

 - Babchuk (28)

 - Douglas Murray (32)

 

Personally, I'd like to see us go out and grab either Regehr, Whitney, Scuderi, Murray, or Babchuk.  What do you all think?

 

Forwards:

 

 - Horton

 - Clowe

 - Weiss

 - Clarkson

 - Raymond

 - Boyes

 

I would personally love Horton or Weiss for secondary scoring.  Horton has not fit in well with Boston and I believe would thrive on a second line here with Datsyuk feeding him.  I've always liked Weiss, but i'm not sure how he'd fit here/if he would.

 

What do you think?




#2357462 Howard = Average

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 19 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

This thread is just wrong, plain wrong.  Howard, while not being necessarily elite, is a very solid goaltender.  I just think the Wings need to find a competent backup to spell him more often and give him rest.  I firmly believe the gets worn out playing as much as he does.  People seem to forget that he was putting up Vezina type numbers before getting the injury bug last season.

 

Being a Detroit 'tender is one of the most thankless jobs in all of Detroit sports and it's really obnoxious.  It couldn't possibly be the defense a lot of nights.


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#2354725 Mule out tonight

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 13 February 2013 - 03:01 PM

Where is Nyquist?




#2326397 2012 Lockout Watch

Posted by SwedeLundin77 on 22 August 2012 - 08:49 AM

From what I've seen on TSN... ever since Bettman came out with his cold "the players will be locked out if a deal is not in place by Sept. 15," the attitude on the NHLPA side has been seemingly optimistic about getting a deal done in time. I like Fehr's attitude because he talks about a lockout being the last ditch effort to all of this, it's not what the players want. I just hope the owners and Bettman can get their heads out of their b-holes and make some concessions to find some middle ground that both sides can move on with. It's ridiculous. If you just split the share revenues 50/50, that SHOULD be enough to satisfy both sides. The players can still play and I'm sure the owners can still line their pockets as they have over the past 7 years.

At least they're starting to negotiate finer points, instead of the bigger picture now. I never understood that, you know where you are separated on the most, so work that out first and foremost, then the other stuff will fall into place and be a lot easier to negotiate on, without the elephant in the room.